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What Websites?

  • You usually can't use any just internet webpage in university research. 
  • This means, depending on your research project, you need to carefully evaluate any sites you are using. 
  • In general terms, governments, non profit organisations and other universities provide more reliable information for academic research.

Why do I need to use them?

  • A vast amount of useful information that is not published through the formal academic publishing channels is available on the Internet. 
  • However, it can be difficult to find reliable, accurate information through the millions of resources available on the net. 
  • It is vital to evaluate each site for accuracy, currancy and integrity. 

How do I find them?

  • Internet search engines


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